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Review: Drury Lane's world premiere 'Hazel' is a musical joyride

Posted: April 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has launched its 2016-17 season with the world premiere musical comedy, “Hazel: A Musical Maid in America,” which runs through May 29.


Review: Hazel, A Musical Maid in America/Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: April 8, 2016

Hazel, that spunky maid with more heart than tact, was first introduced to the public as a single-panel cartoon in 1943. Immensely popular, the cartoon later became a sitcom starring Shirley Booth.


An Absolute Doozie of a Cast

Posted: April 7, 2016

Back in the early 1960’s, a no-nonsense, take-charge live-in maid named Hazel Burke burst into American homes every week during five seasons of her televised popular family sitcom.


‘Hazel’ musical a mix of comic panel, classic TV series

Posted: March 29, 2016

To borrow the title of a Stephen Sondheim song: “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” Of course the bawdy characters of ancient Rome who sang that number had someone very different in mind than Hazel Burke, the middle-aged bundle of energy whose innat…


Drury Lane debuts 'Hazel' musical inspired by '60s sitcom

Posted: March 25, 2016

New York actress Klea Blackhurst couldn't be more grateful to be back at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. After wowing critics and crowds as Madame Rose in Drury Lane's 2012 revival of "Gypsy," Blackhurst now creates the title leading role in …


Be good to Mama this Mother's Day with Drury Lane play

Posted: May 9, 2017

According to the National Restaurant Association, six in ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day by dining out. That translates into a lot of busy eateries. But in Oakbrook Terrace, consumers can skip waiting for a table by securing seats to Drury …


"Chicago" review: All that jazz with a lot of razzle dazzle

Posted: May 6, 2017

Chicago that wonderful town with the numerous nicknames “The Windy City,” The "City of Big Shoulders" and "Hog Butcher to the World," is also known as the third largest city in the United States. People around the world come to Chicago to see its won…


Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year

Posted: May 25, 2016

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday.


Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14

Posted: May 16, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek.

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Updated 'Joseph' presented at Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: January 25, 2018

A new rendition of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the latest production to hit the Drury Lane stage.


Theater events: 'Women in Jeopardy' comedy opens at First Folio

Posted: January 24, 2018

Mary, Jo and Liz are the best of friends. But when amateur sleuths Mary and Jo begin to suspect Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they launch an investigation to prove their suspicions and save her life in Wendy MacLeod's comedy "Women in Jeopa…


Drury Lane brings 'Joseph' back with a new spin

Posted: January 23, 2018

A brand-new version of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is playing at Drury Lane with that tagline #NottheJoeYouKnow.


Photo Coverage: See Rehearsal Photos of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Drury Lane Theatre!

Posted: January 20, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, opening January 25th and running through March 25th. The sung-through musical, based on the Coat of Many Colors story from the Book of Genesi…


11 Shows to See During Chicago Theatre Week

Posted: January 16, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres’ sixth annual Chicago Theatre Week will run this year from Feb. 8-18 and will feature more than 120 productions in theaters across the city and suburbs. While several productions are free, most shows come at the discoun…

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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ – a new and different kind of dream

Posted: January 28, 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The first thing to know about the ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ production at Drury Lane Oakbrook is this isn’t the Sunday School version. Unlike the customary fare from the west suburban playhouse, it’s not eve…


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted: January 28, 2018

Where Some Dreams Should Stay Just A Dream!


Any Dream Will Do

Posted: January 27, 2018

It appears that Drury Lane Oakbrook has turned into Chicago’s venue of reinvention. Beginning with their recent production of “42nd Street,” and continuing with this current offering, artistic leaders William Osetek and Kyle DeSantis have been encour…


'Joseph' a flaming triumph

Posted: January 27, 2018

The opening night reminder for the Drury Lane's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat came with a caveat: "( T )his production of 'Joseph' includes adult content." Anyone passingly familiar with the squeaky-clean retelling of the Old Testament…


No, No, No, Joseph: A Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Drury Lane

Posted: January 27, 2018

When I arrived to see Drury Lane’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” I anticipated writing the sort of review where I express that while it isn’t my cup of tea, some people are into musical adaptations of Bible stories and…

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